Book GREEKS IN QUEENS (New York) - includes 38 names and 190 photographs

The Book “GREEKS IN QUEENS – Images of America Series”, authored by Christina Rozeas, Forward by Constantine E. Theodosiou, was published in 2012 by Arcadia Publishing.  

I purchased the book through Arcadia Publishing, but it is also available through other vendors.  


Below you will find a description of the book, the Table of Contents, and a list of 38 names. This book includes 190 photographs.  Unlike some of the other books in the Images of America Series, very few people in the photographs are identified.



By the early 1900s, New York was becoming a melting pot for immigrants hailing from different nations.  Though many settlers chose Manhattan as that home, others ventured forward into the borough of Queens.  America itself was named the "land of opportunity," and Greeks seeking those opportunities developed the largest Greek community outside of Athens in Astoria.  Through the growth of the Greek community came Greek Orthodox schools and churches, the earliest in Queens being St. Demetrios, built in 1927, and Greek-owned businesses, especially catering halls like Crystal Palace, coffee shops (that now line busy Astoria streets), and diners.  These establishments gave this special community a place to gather together and secure its standing and future in New York.  Greeks in Queens traces the immigrant journey from Greece to America and shows how the Greeks - through wars, hard work, education, and dedication - developed a thriving and much larger community than their predecessors thought possible.

Christina Rozeas is a graduate of St. John's University.  A first-generation Greek American, she resides in Queens with her husband.



1.  In the Beginning
2.  Old World Influences in a Brave New World
3.  Greek Orthodox Churches and Schools
4.  Traditions and Festivities
5.  Celebrations and the Community
6.  Businesses and Associations



Arvanitis, John

Gianaris, Michael

Ginis family

Ginis, Frank

Ginis, William

Hatzidaki, Militsa

Kalamaras brothers

Kasti, Julia

Loes, Billy

Maikou, Irene

Makris children

Makris, Kostas

Papadoulis, Anna

Papadoulis children

Papadoulis, Irene

Papadoulis, Michael

Papadoulis, Stella

Papageorgiou, Dr. and Mrs.

Papamichael, Demetris

Papazisimos, Nicholas

Papouchis, Spiros

Proios, Petros (Peter)

Psomiades, Harry

Skouras Brothers

Spyropoulos, William

Themeli, Anna

Themelis, Christodoulos

Themelis family

Theodosious family

Theodosiou baby

Theodosiou, Constantine E.

Theodosiou, Stavroula (Stella)

Vlastos brothers

Vouyiouklaki, Aliki

Xanthopoulos, Nikos